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Old 02-14-2009, 02:27 PM   #31
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My friend likes to MAKE UP text phrases, so one time she said to me, "OMG iwicbars!"
I was like what? Please write it out! Then she gets all mad.

**Translation- I wish I could be a rock star. xD**
That is the longest 'test speak' i ever saw!!!!!

Yeah it is hard to read some of the text speak. I think LOL and BRB and stuff is okay but...a post with tons of text speak and stuff is just kinda hard to read.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:29 PM   #32
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Hi, Dogluver620! GREAT thread, my friend!

I agree with you 100%. WI is so popular now and we have members all over the world. And I am quite certain that there are a lot of members whose first language is not English. (In fact, I am one of them.) English is a VERY complicated language to begin with, and it would be even more complicated and harder to be understood with those TEXT talks. If it is hard for the native English speakers to understand already, imagine how hard it would be for the non-native WI members!

I think TEXT talking among your friends for fun is fine, but you should really use proper English when you are posting your opinion on a public forum like WI so that people can clearly understand what you are trying to say.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:33 PM   #33
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Im a fast typer, but i think it is easier to just write in "thx"
because i usually say : THX A BUNCHEZ!! a lot.. lol xD

I really never use the apostrophes. Its not worth it 2 me, but it doesnt matter.
It probably would help if i did, but it just takes up 2 long!!
So, ya, just wanted to say that.

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Old 02-14-2009, 02:34 PM   #34
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That is the longest 'test speak' i ever saw!!!!!

Yeah it is hard to read some of the text speak. I think LOL and BRB and stuff is okay but...a post with tons of text speak and stuff is just kinda hard to read.
Lol! Yeah, it's pretty long!

Yeah LOL I use all the time because saying ha ha just doesn't seem like enough emphasis on what's funny.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:40 PM   #35
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Well, you have to remember there are younger kids on here and some may not know this proper grammar but well put together.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:47 PM   #36
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I don't like text speak; I like the look of proper words, filled with all their letters. I don't even use it in texting. I found a lovely "word" function on my phone which helps me spell quickly - provided I spell the words correctly. I love the look of full words in plain sans serif type.

However, I do approve of "shortened" words which are actually symbols of actions. LOL would be lots of laughs, but I would never write "lots of laughs." So, ROFL, LOL and other symbols are such I enjoy because readers can't appreciate my physical reactions when they only know me via text. I consider it on the same level as :-) and :-(.

I don't have as large an issue with grammar or minor misspellings unless it is so mangled it isn't legible. Also, for me, capitalization is optional, basic punctuation essential.

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Well, you have to remember there are younger kids on here and some may not know this proper grammar but well put together.
I see your point. But some kids might not understand ROFL or BBL and stuff like that. I also don't expect them to use proper English. Sometimes even adults don't use Engish correctly. And some chat phrases are okay occasionally. Just not ALL the time. But yes, I do see your point
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:50 PM   #38
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I agree completely! It can be so hard to read posts sometimes, although I am a repeat offender of not checking to make sure I spell everything correctly!

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I do think things like lol are ok though, it's funny how weird we would find it if somebody typed laugh out loud!

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I agree completely! It can be so hard to read posts sometimes, although I am a repeat offender of not checking to make sure I spell everything correctly!

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I do think things like lol are ok though, it's funny how weird we would find it if somebody typed laugh out loud!
Yeah, I know what you mean! Omg is something I say too. I say it in in real life sometimes too.
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Old 02-14-2009, 02:55 PM   #40
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thank you for the remindeer
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